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Category Archives: Past
“Relic” by Gunnar De Winter I Birth I Beneath miles of ice, Xian floated in freezing water. Hunting. Scavenging for signs of life. Of past life. Once teeming with tiny creatures, Europa’s oceans were now devoid of endemic … Continue reading
“Crossover Point” by Cheryl Barkauskas The angels were falling from the sky. They were beautiful at dawn, when out of darkness they fractured the first cold morning sunbeams into millions of tiny rainbows: crystal pinwheels spinning through the air. But … Continue reading
“Of Squid and Schism” by Devan Barlow The Mollusk made me do this. “The other students look up to you. You’ll set a good example by going first.” I was easy prey. Everyone else had already managed to get … Continue reading
Sara Backer Moon Flu Fear first. Fear sharpens the startle of latches and footsteps behind you. Hallucinations next. Eyes shut, neon patterns swirl into maps that confuse and attack you. Faint robot motors scream. Spider webs begin … Continue reading
JD Fox The Argument Box My parents were having another one of their arguments, the kind of argument, that only adults understand. So I excused myself from the table, went to my room and got the box, my last one, … Continue reading
The Hornet’s Sting by Zach Shephard The black cube hovered silently before him. He brushed it with his fingertips and watched it spin, streaks of yellow light blurring before his eyes like shooting stars sucked into a tornado. Silver … Continue reading
The Toad’s Jewel by Cat Rambo The toad knew there was a jewel in her head. She had not been told so by the philosopher who wrote many years ago: “It is a repugnant and venomous beast, but contains a … Continue reading
Sun, Moon, and Stars by Abe Drayton “Sun, Moon, and Stars.” Lena wiped rain off her face and skimmed her fingertips over the damp, faded graffiti. She glanced up at the ruddy clouds above the skyscrapers, and stepped quietly … Continue reading
And the Lion said Shibboleth by R.P.L. Johnson “How can you steal from a species that has no concept of possessions?” I asked. The music in the bar was overpowering, but I was sure I’d heard her correctly. My … Continue reading